Jeremy Hayward

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"JEREMY HAYWARD was trained in physics and biology at Cambridge University, England, where he received a doctorate in physics. He began study and practice of Buddhism in 1967 and became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1970. In 1974, Jeremy helped to found the Naropa University under the guidance of Chögyam Trungpa and was vice-President of the University for the first 10 years, and a Trustee for the next 12. In 1977 he helped to create the Shambhala Training program and has been a central figure in the development of the Shambhala teachings ever since. He has conducted seminars and retreats on Shambhala and Buddhism throughout North America and Europe.

"Jeremy took part in the first Dharmsala conversations on science and Buddhism with the Dalai Lama, in 1987, and co-edited the proceedings of these ground-breaking discussions, Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind. He has published three other books on science and Buddhism, the latest being Letters to Vanessa, on Love Science and Awareness, as well as a book on the Shambhala teachings: Sacred World, the Shambhala Path to Gentleness, Bravery and Power. His memoirs, Warrior-King of Shambhala: Remembering Chögyam Trungpa are published by Wisdom Publications.

"Jeremy was appointed acharya (senior teacher) of Shambhala (Tibetan) Buddhism in 1996 and was acharya-in-residence at Dechen Chöling, the European Shambhala practice center, from 1999 to 2005. He is now Director of Education at the Shambhala practice centre of Canada, Dorje Denma Ling in Nova Scotia. "[1]

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  1. shambhala Jeremy Hayward, organizational web page, accessed May 16, 2012.